I’ve recently returned from a trade mission to India visiting Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. While in Jaipur I had a meeting with the head of a design institute. It was a delight to talk about how the institute was helping students harness and evolve their...read more
Fear of risk is one of the greatest barriers to innovation and intrapreneurialism. Risk is a term that strikes fear in the hearts of many leaders – especially those who consider themselves to work in severely risk-averse contexts. However, taking a risk is...read more
In her bestselling book, Mindset, Stanford University professor Carol Dweck suggests that people fall loosely into two categories – and these two categories are very starkly contrasted when it comes to learning, failure and self-efficacy. The two...read more
Last month I attended and spoke at the Emerging Innovation Summit hosted by RMIT in Melbourne. The opening keynote speaker was Langdon Morris co-founder of InnovationLabs and President of FutureLab in the US. I was fortunate enough to acquire a pre-release...read more
I spent some time at Atlassian Headquarters in Sydney last week learning about what has made this Aussie tech firm one of the most successful software companies in the world. How did they build a culture that enables them to punch so far above their...read more
The innovation age requires leaders to think differently about how they bring out the best in themselves and their people. The leader of the future is the leader who asks rather than tells, who mentors rather than directs, who requests rather demands, and...read more
I read an article in The Australian recently that reported on the fact that leadership training in Australia has fallen behind the times. Not only that – but when it is done it is usually only targeted to people who are already in senior leadership...read more
Over the last 20 years we’ve seen many household name brands become obsolete or lose market share as a result of new players in the industry. In the common business vernacular they’ve been ‘disrupted’. One of the most commonly cited examples is Uber’s disruption of...read more
Meet Siomara Valdes, an octogenarian who can still totally rock a packed house. I met her when we went to see the show The Bar at Bueno Vista at the QPAC Playhouse last weekend and was completely blown away by this legend of Cuban music. She mesmerised us...read more
Intrapreneurs are the future of your organisation. They will find ways of rising above obstacles, barriers, entrenched thinking, bureaucratic constraints to help bring enormous value and transformation within organisations. I often use the metaphor of a...read more
This article is specifically dedicated to all those in my network who work in the public sector because it is public sector innovation month. Many of my clients in government have shared that they some great events and initiatives lined up to showcase and...read more
Last week saw the official launch of my new book Intrapreneur: How leaders ignite innovation, break bureaucracy and catalyse change. It was a glittering event with a wonderfully diverse group of people gathering to celebrate intrapreneurialism. And there...read more
Entrapreneurs are problem solvers who are being recognized as the driving force behind innovation in organizations. Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw is leading the charge in this new way of working. In this episode, she shares how to be an intrapreneur and how to create a culture that fosters creativity and intrapreneurialism.
On this episode, you’ll hear how Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw transitioned from a high school teacher to become Australia’s leading expert on creativity and innovation. Listen in when she discusses the strategies she uses to facilitate knowledge retention and behaviour change in the workshops.
On this episode, Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw discusses, in BizTalk with Emmanuel, Intrapreneurship. That it’s not new, and is fundamental to the success of any organisation in the world, yet still very little attention has been placed on it.